Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
Amy joined the Center on Victimization and Safety in June 2015. Prior to joining Vera, Amy worked for 13 years at Wisconsin's designated protection and advocacy (P&A) agency for people with disabilities and their families, Disability Rights Wisconsin, as project coordinator of the Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project. This project, awarded through the Office on Violence Against Women’s Disabilities Grant Program, works to elevate collaboration among state/local and tribal sexual assault, domestic violence, and disability programs while enhancing their collective capacity to respond effectively from a trauma-informed framework to victims/survivors of violence with disabilities and Deaf victims. Amy has conducted numerous trainings related to self-advocacy, systems advocacy, coalition building, legal issues, disabilities, and violence against individuals with disabilities throughout Wisconsin and nationally. For over 20 years, she has worked on state and national level policy and program development, legal and personal advocacy, and training with and about individuals with disabilities and victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Amy also has over 25 years of experience in community organizing. She holds a BA from Beloit College and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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